Raising Money for Charity

Running isn't just a great way of getting fit and meeting new friends, it's also a great way of raising money for worthy causes - and our parkrunners are no exception.

Below are some of our parkrunners who are running to raise money for their causes.

If you regularly run at Great Notley parkrun and you are working towards a goal or are looking to raise money for your chosen charity send in an e-mail to greatnotleyoffice@parkrun.com. Don't forget to include your name, a short description of why you're running to raise money for your chosen charity and a link to your donation page.

If you can find a suitable picture of yourself on Flikr would speed things along nicely too!

Waiting for a nice picky, but this'll do for now! Nick Williams
Myeloma UK

Nick tells us, "I am running the Edinburgh Marathon on 29th May, raising money for Myeloma UK. This is a charity very close to my heart with a member of my family being diagnosed and having a stem cell transplant in 2015. I am hoping to raise £500 which will go towards funding research to hopefully find a cure for this cancer."
Click here to donate.
Paula and Holly walking down the hill at Great Notley parkrun. Paula, Holly, Dianna & Louise
Breast Cancer

Paula says, "This is going to be a big challenge for all four of us. This is going to be through the night, walking further than a Half Marathon (15.1 miles).

Half the team is over here in Essex, and the Dianna and Louise half are over in West and North London! Training together is proving to be quite a challenge!
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Waiting for a nice picky, but this'll do for now! Gael Harvey
Essex Air Ambulance

Gael writes, "I will be running this year's London Marathon in aid of Essex Air
Ambulance. I've never run a marathon before, 5k parkrun is more my distance, but my youngest daughter was critically injured whilst walking to school just before Christmas 2014. The Essex Air Ambulance treated her at the scene and airlifted her to the specialist trauma centre at the Royal London hospital. I want to say 'Thank you' to them by raising as much money as possible.
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Joby tackling the hill at Event 82. Joby Humm
Mid Essex Hospital Trust BRA
Friends of the Flitch Way

Joby writes, "In the true stupid style that I usually do I have opted to run the BDAC Skyline 120 Braintree 5 mile race this Sunday (17th April) as a giant Octopus (Fusion’s mascot) to raise money for the race charities which are Mid Essex Hospital Trust BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) and Friends of the Flitch Way.

...I will collect money for Friends of Flitch Way on the way round."
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Adele finishing in spectacular fashion at Great Notley parkrun. Adele Pummery
World Wildlife Fund

Adele says, "I am running for the World Wildlife Fund because I feel that we need to protect the future of nature."
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Clare and Lucie! Clare Hamblin
Royal National Institute for the Blind

"I am running the London Marathon for the Royal National Institute for the Blind as my Mum Is registered blind and the charity have been amazing in helping her maintain her independence. I feel I need to give something back as without them she would feel extremely isolated. Thank you so much for your support, I run the Great Notely parkrun every week along with my noisy little dog Lucie!", Clare
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Len larking about! Len Marten
Brain & Spine Foundation

"I'm raising money for the Brain & Spine Foundation. My Mum, sister-in-law and chum, Lis, have all had a neural aneurysm so this charity is something very close me. They support and raise awareness of the 350 different conditions of the brain and spine which together they affect more than 10 million people in the UK.",, Len
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Paula and Letitia running at Great Notley parkrun. Letitia Root & Paula Evans
Fairleigh Hospice

Letitia writes, "We are running for Farleigh Hospice as a very good friend of Paula's and of both our partners died from a brain tumour a few years ago and Farleigh supported him in his final days."
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Lisa Christian and fellow MRG runners. Lisa Christian
Children with Cancer

Lisa writes, "...Witnessing both friends and children in my class finding the strength to cope with such a trauma is overwhelming. Children with Cancer use funds raised to raise awareness of childhood cancers, fund vital research and to provide the best welfare and care to those children and families going through treatment.
So, 26 miles may seem tough (understatement!!!) but knowing that every penny could be contributing to one of these areas of support will keep me going!!!!! Thank you, Lisa xxx
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Debbie Pack Debbie Pack
Pancreatic Cancer UK

Debbie writes, "Sadly my dear friend Panni Young passed away last night after a short battle with Pancreatic cancer. Please help me raise funds for Pancreatic cancer UK so research and treatment can be provided for many others. Visit my justgiving page or message me. Thank you!"

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Nicola and family at parkrun Nicola Freeman
British Heart Foundation

Nicola writes, "I've set this up to make the wonderful donation of the funds raised on Saturday at the quiz in the Oaklands Inn. I've also made a decision to run a 5k in honour of Mike on 26th March. The last race we did before was for the British Heart Foundation on his birthday so this feels only right to do. It will be before his funeral and I'll have him with me every step. This is for you Mike xx"
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